You are ready to plant your organic garden. Now’s the time! The following article is full of tips you can use to grow amazing organic plants without spending a lot of money.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Strawberries are a favorite of children due to their sweetness. And since they’re so easy and fun to pick, it’s also a healthy, productive, safe activity that children can assist adults with.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Dissolve three aspirin in four gallons of water. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
Plants growing in your home need a constant temperature of no less than 65 degrees. The temperature needs to remain warm so they may grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
Take your seedlings and saplings to a cooler spot once they are established. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat. If you have plastic films on your containers, remove them. Unless you closely monitor your seedlings, you may not move them in time.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some plants have a naturally high acidic level, and therefore like acidic soil. Pine needles to line the bed of your garden are easy to find for these kinds of plants. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, they will release acid into the soil and nourish your plants.
Coffee grounds work great mixed in with your soil. Coffee grounds have nitrogen that plants will utilize. Usually, nitrogen is limited with a plant, but using coffee grounds, diluted urea, or compost can make your plants grow faster and taller.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. Green plant material can include old flowers, fruit waste, grass clippings, vegetable waste, and leaves. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, and dried and cut-up woody material. Certain substances will undermine your composting efforts and cancel out any benefits; these include meat, charcoal, ash or plants that have diseases or fungal growths.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. Believe it or not, aerating the soil in this manner can actually make your seedlings grow larger.
Use a beer trap to capture slugs and stop them from eating your plants. Bury a single glass jar with the open mouth level with your soil in the garden. Fill the jar with beer to an inch below the jar’s top. The beer attracts these slugs, but traps them in the jar.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! These tips should have helped you get started growing a lovely organic garden.